Comenius – Move to Improve Your Body and Mind
June 2013 – Summary
Arrival of Delegates, welcomed by our Polish hosts.
All delegates visited Szkoła Podstawowa nr 5 w Ełku, where we met the staff and
children of the school. The children of the school assisted in showing us around
and we watched a school annual celebration involving interclass competition.
Following a traditional lunch in the school canteen, we had our first project
meeting. The Polish delegates welcomed us to their school and provided a brief
presentation on the Polish school system. Each partner country then delivered a
presentation of the work relating to choosing a sport/game which they play to
enable partner schools to try it out. Project work and gifts were shared amongst
All delegates then walked along the promenade to another school building and
were welcomed by the children and staff where the children performed a dance
A coordinator meeting was held in the Centre for Ecological Education where the
dates for the mobility visit to England were confirmed – 13th
2013. The next activities and deadlines for work were discussed.
It was agreed that each partner country would choose 1 game/sport to try from
each of the partner schools with video/photography evidence and the children’s
evaluation will be brought to England, along with the presentations of
Local/National heros. It was agreed that 2 healthy recipes from each school
would be emailed with photos from each country to Brian by 1st
The progress reports which are to be completed at the end of each year by all
delegates, were different from the differing national agencies - it was decided that
all schools would complete them independently.
Gustavo collected in the coordinators surveys evaluating the first year of the
A discussion followed, relating to communication between children and it was
decided that any arrangements for class/individual communication, staff would
set up as they chose.
All delegates then went on pedalos on Elk Lake followed by a meal at Motyla Sen
All delegates visited Szkoła Podstawowa nr 5 w Ełku where the partners could
visit a class of their choosing to watch and participate in a variety of lessons
followed by a demonstration of the local Polish game of Kwadrant. Several
A project meeting was held where the remaining partners delivered their
presentations of project work, followed by a tour to the outdoor PE area of the
school. After a visit to the town hall to meet the mayor, we ate a traditional Polish
lunch and visited the local castle.
A coordinators meeting was held where it was discussed that an additional day
may be required in the Bulgarian mobility in order to write the final report. All
coordinators will check with their headteachers/national agencies to determine if
this is possible. Numbers of delegates were discussed for the mobility to
A formal dinner for all delegates was held at the Janus restaurant.
Guided visit to the Museum of Wigierski National Park followed by a cruise on
Wigry Lake, tour of Camaldon Monastry and an educational walk in Suwalski
Landscape Park with a glacial viewing point. A traditional lunch was later
followed by a Grill party at Agrotourism Farm.
Departure of delegates